Highlights at the bottom
The match started in a pretty dull fashion, in fact I am not even going to try to write an in depth write up on this one; watching the match alone took up enough of my time that I will never get back. Gareth Bale was as usual the best player in a Spurs shirt. Bale delivered two great crosses for Crouch to see his header saved by Hahnemann and another for Keane who didn’t even hit the target. Van der Vaart had a good half-volley saved by Hahnemann. Kaboul was playing well at right back but pulled up just before half time and before Harry could get Hutton on to replace him, Wolves took the lead when Fletcher beat Kaboul to a low cross and slotted the ball home. This was proving to be similar to last season, credit goes to Wolves. They were hard to break down then and again this time around.
The second half surely must see Spurs go for broke and take the game to Wolves right? Wrong! The start of the second half was just as boring as the first, there seemed to be no urgency to get the ball forward. Van der Vaart had another turn and shot go just wide but to be honest with you I don’t particularly remember much else that got me excited until the 75th minute when substitute Hutton went on a great run which lead to him being brought down in the box for a penalty, Rafael Van der Vaart stepped up to slot it into Hahnemann’s bottom right as cool as a cucumber. Spurs level 1-1 and now there finally looked to be some urgency and belief….. for about 30 seconds! The equaliser only seemed to piss Wolves off more, I was sitting there thinking now we are back in it let’s go for the winner but I was wrong it seemed as if Wolves thought they were the better side and decided to take the game back to us. This was the case until Harry decided to show he can manage tactically too and with only 5 mins left brought on Arron Lennon for Van der Vaart and with his first touch done a one-two triangle with Huddlestone around the Wolves defence to then cross the ball and after a scramble it fell kindly to the feet of another Spurs sub Pavlyuchenko to slot it beyond Hahnemann. If you would then believe it in the 90th minute Hutton went on another run and scored a freak goal, a bit like the goal West Ham conceded last week it bounced up and hit Hutton and looped over the keep to make it 3-1.
The game came to life in the last 15mins, until the penalty the players looked a bit tired and not all that interested, even after the equalizer the ascendancy was once again with Wolves. The Pav goal killed Wolves off though, they dropped their heads. If I am honest with you I didn’t see this coming, Wolves deserved something from this game, they were hard to break down and 3-1 is a very flattering result for us. So if any Wolves fans are reading this then you can be proud of your team and feel rather hard done by.
Now I have written more than I planned to, this is because I was actually going out in a bit so started to write this report after 70mins but typical Tottenham had to go and score a few goals and completely change the complexion of my report; so if I do confuse you at any point, please ignore me and my spelling errors. I will correct them later.
Give credit to Hutton because I thought he done a very good job when he came on, I will write a blog on this guy later or tomorrow because I feel he deserves more of a look in than he gets at the moment, I aactually think he is our best right back all round.